About the BJO 2016-12-20T16:35:03+00:00

About the BJO

The British Junior Open (BJO) is one of the most prestigious events on the junior squash calendar attracting the best young prospects from around the world battling it out for the coveted titles.

Held annually in Sheffield across three venues from 2-6 January, the event attracts more than 400 competitors representing over 30 nations competing in eight age categories from the Under 13s to the Under 19s for both boys and girls.

Three out of the top four male players in the PSA World Rankings have all clinched the Drysdale Cup (BJO U19 men’s title) whilst five of the top six women in the world have won the women’s British Junior Open U19 title.

BJO in numbers

  • 16 courts for 12 hours per day  (192 hours matchplay)
  • 1151 matches are played over 5 days across 3 venues
  • Comprises 412 juniors representing 33 nations
  • The event has been held in Sheffield for 22 years
  • The event was first held back in 1923
  • Egypt won 6 titles in 2016 and incredibly took all 8 titles in 2010
  • England’s Del Harris won 4 consecutive Drysdale Cups (U19) from 1985-1988
  • Egypt’s Omneya El Kawy won 7 BJO titles including 4 consecutive U19 crowns.
  • 3 of the 4 top-ranked male players in the PSA World Rankings have all won the BJO U19 title
  • 5 of the 6 top-ranked women in the world have won the women’s BJO U19 title

Explore the records to see who’s clinched the British Junior Open titles at englandsquash.com.

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